By Tribune Staff

If you’re still in the market considering a new vehicle, consider the new 2019 Nissan Kicks SR CVT. It’s the beginning of the spring/summer season, and this smart crossover offers style, space, fuel efficiency and practicality, all under one roof. “It’s a fun car to drive at a very affordable price. Lots of leg room in the front and back. Plus, it has really good speed and pick up for a car of this size. And it handles very well on the road and in the city.” One of the main reasons the Kicks has plenty of get-up-and-go, is because of the combination of a modern engine and its lightweight design. Added together means that Kicks gets the most out of every drop of fuel, which helps drivers maneuver through city traffic.

Inside, there’s a 7” Advanced Drive-Assist® Display that can be customized to show everything from rpm to playlists to fuel economy history, which is a helpful feature for highway driving. There’s also innovative front seats with distinctive contrast stitching. They were inspired by space-age technology and can help reduce fatigue, leading the way for longer outings and those upcoming summer road trips. The electric power steering cuts down on the amount of power needed from the engine. And that means more miles out of every tank. Plus, it helps automatically adjust steering feel based on vehicle speed.

To further speak of travel, Kicks offers plenty of space thanks to the 60/40-split rear seats. With 25.3 cu. ft. of cargo volume behind the rear seats, Kicks has more than enough room to pack it all in. You can even fit items such as an average size bicycle in there with the seats down, thanks to a lower trunk floor.

THE NUMBERS:  MSRP- base $20,870  – MPG:  31/City – 36/Hwy